iPads and lackluster higher ed websites: The week's most-read education news
With Chromebooks holding the device marketshare in K-12, is Apple rethinking its approach with iPads for the classroom? The tech giant is reportedly replacing classroom tablets with its Macbooks upon request, with some suggesting that students largely see iPads as toys and that the lack of built-in word processing capabilities and keyboards aren't helping.
In higher ed, many campuses are also grappling with the idea that lackluster or outdate web design is turning off prospective students. That's not the only admissions woe, though: Declining foreign enrollment is also presenting a challenge. And in the for-profit space, DeVry announced a new CEO following an FTC lawsuit and a Veterans Affairs suspension in recent months.
Be sure to check out our look at how educators must think outside of the box on personalized learning and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Is a death knell sounding for iPads in the classroom?: Various states have reported problems, and Apple is now replacing some tablets with laptops upon request.
- Is your campus' website turning off prospective students?: Research from web development company KDG shows common pitfalls across higher ed institutions' digital presences.
- DeVry CEO shake-up follows FTC lawsuit, Veterans Affairs suspension: Board member Lisa Wardell has replaced Daniel Hamburger as CEO of the for-profit education provider.
- Declining foreign enrollment presents another admissions challenge: Overall foreign enrollment reached a record high in 2014-15, but top feeder countries are facing a confluence of factors that analysts say will soon drive down numbers.
- Personalized learning requires educators to think outside of the box: Tailoring individualized approaches that serve struggling, middle-of-the-road and gifted students continues to prove challenging.
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